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Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by KL7AJ, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. KL7AJ

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    I just acquired a near-mint copy of the 1968 RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) Radio Communication Handbook. What a treasure! Should be required reading by every electronics person.

    I shall repair to my lair and peruse.

    Eric
     
  2. thingmaker3

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    Score! Congratulations on your acquisition. Do let us know of anything particularly juicy you find in the text.
     
  3. digitalmind

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    Now you've made me want to get a copy for myself! What is it particularly about the 1968 edition that makes it a treasure?
     
  4. flat5

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    The 1968 edition still had info and pictures of those glassy glowie thingies :)

    PCBs were not used for everything.
    Things were different.
     
  5. beenthere

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  6. flat5

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    Thank you beenthere! It is a link to a film of a man making vacuum tubes by hand.

    I looked for a Youtube link so I could download it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl-QMuUQhVM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S5OwqOXen8&
    Found this info.
    "Someone has informed me that this man's name is Claude Paillard. They also told me that he is a French amateur radio operator and he has a website! The address to his website is:"

    http://paillard.claude.free.fr/

    Edit: You can download it as one file (mp4) from his site.
    I guess all of this is in the other thread. :-(
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  7. thatoneguy

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    Cool! I sold my books with my rig during Hurricane Divorce. :(
     
  8. digitalmind

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    Ah yes, things were different. Sometimes going back in history a bit sheds light on modern "thingemy-jigs."
     
  9. bertus

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    Hello,

    At Technical books online from P. Millet you can download books about tubes.

    http://www.pmillett.com/tecnical_books_online.htm

    There you will also fine the ARRL handbooks of 1936 and 1941.

    Greetings,
    Bertus

    PS the link can also be found in the useful websites thread.
     
  10. digitalmind

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    Cheers Bertus. Thumbs up. :)